If only it were coincidence and not Ashanai’s manipulations that brought the quad of bandits upon their night-cloaked camp. It took all of Haera’s strength and will to force her sword back into its leather sheath, its deranged laughter echoing in her ears like a banshee’s croon.
NO…MORE, Heara growled. Blood speckled her arms, her chest; it stained her soul.
“I’ve missed you, Sister,” Caeradin grinned, clapping her on the back, a blow that would have driven a sturdy man to the ground.
Ashanai, a sprig of sage caught between her grinning teeth, nodded, pleasure glinting in her eyes.
Written for The Prediction, Shepherdess is an ongoing epic fantasy flash fiction story featuring Haera, a warrior who put her bloody past behind her. When her old crew comes calling, she finds herself back where it all started. This week’s challenge words were coincidence, leather, sage.
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